FA Community Bulletin – February 5, 2020

In This Issue:


Dear Faith Academy Community Member,

Next week we have some significant activities that could really use your prayers. On Monday our entire middle school, students and staff, along with additional home schoolers, plus students and staff from Faith International Academy Davao are going on their annual Outdoor Education adventure.  Due to the activity of Taal volcano, where they were scheduled to focus on this year, they have moved to Rizal Re-Creation Center.  We are so thankful for the assistance and cooperation of RRC, making it possible for OE to move ahead and not cancel.  Pray for the Lord to use the time at RRC to be a fun learning experience, but also for the words of the speakers to challenge the hearts and lives of the students.

Our girls’ basketball team will be traveling (Lord willing) to Korea to compete in the annual ACSC (Asia Christian School Conference) tournament being hosted by Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS).  While the girls are out traveling, our boys’ team will be hosting the ACSC for boys.  Please pray for safety in travel for all of the teams.  Pray that our student athletes and coaches will present a good testimony on and off the courts.  To God be the glory!

Serving together,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School


February 6

  • Regular school day
February 7

  • Regular school day
February 8
February 10

  • Regular school day
  • Start of MSD OE
February 11

  • Regular school day
  • 2nd Day of MSD OE
  • ACSC Girls BB @ YISS
  • ESD Chapel


Save the Date!

International Potluck on Friday, February 28 from 4 pm thru 6 pm at the Elementary playground.

Bring food from your country to share,  join in some family games and worship and hear from special guests “HeartSong” Elementary Choir. We would love to see you there!

Morning Safety Patrol

I am sure you will agree the Pool parking lot can be very busy and sometimes a little dangerous during morning drop off. We want to ensure our kids are safe and so we are asking for your help!

Would you be willing to volunteer as Safety Patrol during those 20 minutes? Mr. Troy Beaver will oversee the team so if you are interested please email me at [email protected]

Thanks in advance!

Sandra Hilario


Many of you are aware of the new virus that has been identified and is spreading in China. We would like to remind you that many of the health precautions we already have on campus will help stop the spread of the virus here.

For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.


The single biggest thing that each and every one of you can do to help is to stay home, or keep your kids home when they show any signs of a cold or viral illness!!

The CDC also has the following tips for prevention:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Right now, 2019-nCoV has not been found to be spreading in the United States, so there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public to take. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

Because of the possibility of a long incubation period, please inform us if your child has been exposed to a person with a confirmed case of this new coronavirus and keep them home for 2 weeks.

For a reliable and accurate source of ongoing and updated information about this virus, please see this CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

You can also use the WHO website:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Sandy Varberg, RN

Head Nurse


Join us for a special block screening of the movie, KAIBIGAN, on February 20 at 3 pm, February 21 at 5 pm, and February 22 at 1 pm in Tipunan Hall. Ticket prices are P150 for adults and P100 for students. (Tickets sold in the Business Office or at the door)

There will be a special appearance of the Perkins twins, who star in the film. Popcorn and snacks will be sold outside Tipunan, and there will be special raffle prizes, including a laptop, power banks, and more!

Bring a blanket or pillows and enjoy an inside “lawn” movie-watching experience! All proceeds will benefit the 2020 ACSC Honor Choir Festival trip to Taiwan.

Let every tongue and every tribe
responsive to his call,
to Him all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all.
To Him, all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all!

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God,  who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty

Revelation 1:8

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